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Lost Anglo-Saxon Island Found

A newly discovered Anglo-Saxon settlement in England is surrounded by dry land today, but once was an island oasis amidst marshland. And at least some of its inhabitants were literate. The long-ago island was inhabited continuously between at least A.D. … Continue reading

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Battle of Bannockburn – 700 Years Ago

The 23 and 24 of June hold a special meaning for Scotland and England as the two countries commemorate one of the longest battles of Medieval times: the battle of Bannockburn. This battle marked a brief period of independence under … Continue reading

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King Richard III’s genome to be sequenced

The genetic code of King Richard III, the medieval monarch whose body was found buried under a parking lot in Leicester, England, is set to be sequenced. Researchers at the University of Leicester announced the project Tuesday. The goal, they … Continue reading

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Alfred the Great

King Alfred, who was born in 849, succeeded to the throne after the deaths of his three elder brothers, and ruled Wessex from 871 until his death in 899. During his reign he successfully defended Wessex from multiple Viking invasions, … Continue reading

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